Weatherization Programs In California
When performing any home improvement project, the budget is the biggest concern. This is why getting applicable rebates and tax incentives can help reduce the out of pocket expense of these projects, especially when it comes to energy efficiency and weatherization.
California offers a rebate program through it's multiple utility companies to offer energy incentives for weatherization. Weatherization is the process of properly insulating and air sealing an existing home. This can save a home owner up to 40%. These utility programs also offer incentives for buying energy efficient appliances such as heat pumps, air conditioning units, washer, dryers, etc.
These rebate programs are not available in all areas of California and differ in dollar amount of the rebates available.
Federal Tax Credit
All of the energy efficiency equipment that is listed in the Energy Efficiency Rebate Program is eligible for the Federal Tax Credit. This taxcreid allows you to write off 30% of the cost of the materials for the energy improvement measure, up to $1,500. This tax credit is available until the end of 2010 and may be extended based on program funding and popularity.